Cinema: Everybody into the Pool Cocoon

Directed by Ron Howard; Screenplay by Tom Benedek

Ponce de Leon went looking for the Fountain of Youth and discovered Florida. For three elderly gents in a St. Petersburg retirement home, the situation is happily, treacherously reversed: without looking for it, they find the Swimming Pool of Youth in a mansion next door. The place has been rented out to a quartet of folks with the musk of mystery about them. They are, of course, from outer space -- Antarea, to be exact. They have come to retrieve a score of their comrades, stranded during an earlier expedition, who have reposed in giant sea pods off the Gulf Coast...

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